Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Thailand is closer to legalizing same-sex marriage


Thailand is poised to make history as the first nation in Southeast Asia to legalizing same-sex marriage, granting LGBTQ couples equal marital rights.

A parliamentary committee approved a draft amendment to the country’s Civil and Commercial Code. The amendment would redefine marriage as a union between “two individuals” rather than between “a man and a woman”.

The proposed legislation represents a huge milestone for LGBTQ rights in the region. It would grant same-sex couples aged 18 and above the same rights and legal protections as heterosexual couples. They include inheritance, tax allowances, and child adoption.

The landmark bill is expected to be put to a vote in the elected House of Representatives for the second and third readings. If passed, it will then require approval from the Senate and a royal endorsement. The process is expected to conclude by the end of the year.

It's time Thailand!!!

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